Scotland could pick up their second piece of silverware in five years with victory over the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Sunday.
While football betting fans may be worn out from the Champions League drama the night before, the Tartan Army will be desperate for a Carling Nations Cup win to complement their Kirin Cup victory back in 2006.
But it is unlikely to be an easy task, with Craig Levein’s men tied on maximum points with their opponents ahead of this winner-takes-all clash.
Indeed, home advantage favours the Irish and they are 9/10 favourites to win the game and, ultimately, the trophy.
The Scots, meanwhile, are 51/20 outsiders to upset the Irish celebrations. A £10 bet on this outcome returns £35.50.
Previous meetings between the pair remain inconclusive, with a win apiece and two draws in the last three, so the form book perhaps suggests that some of the sensible money could be placed on the game finishing all square.
bwin.com offers the draw at 12/5, while punters going for this result can also bet on the number of goals scored being even at 83/100.
Scotland’s last game saw them display the character needed to come from behind to beat Wales 3-1. Punters believing that lightning can strike twice could be tempted to bet on Levein’s charges losing the first half and winning the game at 33-1.
Ireland, on the other hand, enjoyed themselves against a weak Northern Ireland side on Tuesday and looked in imperious goalscoring form.
Seven of their last eight games have featured three goals or more and while this encounter is likely to see both sides slightly more cautious, odds of 16/5 on exactly three goals being scored could be tempting.
Alternatively, 19/4 and 11/2 are offered on four goals and five or more goals respectively.
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